It was a titanic tussle at the UWC Stadium that saw the Mamelodi Sundowns DStv Diski Team draw 2-2 against Cape Town Spurs on Sunday morning.
The first 10 minutes of the match saw the home team dominating the ball possession and creating plenty of chances, but our defence was up in arms in ensuring that the ball does not get in the box, with the goalkeeper making an important save.
It did not take long before the home side took advantage of an error made by Downs in the 18 area to break the deadlock. Spurs were able to take another shot to stretch their lead four minutes later after another error made in the box by the Pretoria side.
The Brazilians’ first promising attempt to score came from Thando Buthelezi but was cleared away by the Spurs goalkeeper. Before the halftime mark, Buthelezi attempted another goal but just like the first one, it was cleared.
The away team seemed to have had a better second half as the mandate was to slot the ball in the box and walk away with points.
Masandawana finally managed to find their breakthrough in the 56th minute after a scramble in the box, all thanks to Thando Buthelezi. Downs started to relax and enjoy the game, it did not take long enough for Buthelezi to get a second one to level matters for his side after knocking on the door plenty of times. Coach Themba Badela’s side continued knocking on the door but their attempts were not fruitful.
The flashpoint of the match was when Cape Town Spurs had to play the remaining 15 minutes with one man down after receiving marching orders from the referee.
Mamelodi Sundowns walk away with a point and remain unbeaten in the DStv Diski Challenge.
How we lined up: Raludzingana, Norawana, Nkonxeni, Mampane, Nkabinde, Rulwana, Ramotsei, Buthelezi, Nkosi ©, Letlhaku.
Subs: Shabangu, Khoele, Mthembu, Sibiya, Manya.